Document Reference NumberRM/1/10
TitleUnpublished 'Writing' by René MacColl filed under 'W' by Hermione MacColl.
DescriptionAccompnaied by an explanatory note by Hermione MacColl, stating that the articles were 'by-products of his journalism. Some [written] under pen-names such as Raoul Simkins, R.J. Hicks etc'. Includes: unpublished articles, some of which were returned to MacColl by his American literary agents, Russell & Volkening (/3-12); letters related to 'The English', an unpublished book about the eccentricities of the English (/13); a typescript synopsis for an unpublished book by MacColl entitled 'Fresh Paragraph' (/14); and an extended synopsis and chapter breakdown for an unpublished book by MacColl entitled 'Widows are Wonderful' about the life and times of La Veuve Becker, a Belgium serial killer who poisoned 11 elderly companions between 1932 and 1936 (/15). The titles of the unpublished articles are as follows: 'Memoirs of a Well-informed Source (/3); 'Are Fish Aimless?' (/4); Weather Man, I Hate You' (/5); 'Bad Staff Work Amid the Dominoes' (/6); 'The One-Armed Man' (/7); 'Looking Ahead' (/8); 'The Colonel' (/9); 'Bad Show' (/10); If You Married a Millionaire' (/11); and 'Bye-bye Britain' (/12).
LevelFile
Date1937-1970
Extent15 items
OtherNumber982059
AccessStatusSome material may be unavailable for general access
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